A Bedouin favourite Regag Bread

The Ultimate Arabic Traditional Food Served Over 40 Years!

Ragag is a traditional Arabic homemade bread. The word Ragag comes from the word raga meaning “thin”. The bread is served for breakfast/dinner, usually topped with cheese or butter, and egg. During Ramadan, the ragag bread is cooked daily to accompany Tharid (is a traditional Arab dish made from pieces of bread in a vegetable or meat soup).

Regag Bread in Dubai

In the UAE, this bread is made with waterless dough. They bake this bread thinly and are served it with eggs, cheese, sauce, and chips. You can easily make this bread and serve it with dishes such as kebabs and stews for lunch and dinner. Regag should be eaten while preparing and storing this bread for a long-time will make this bread harden and of course change the taste of the bread. These slices of bread are popular in the emirates of Sharjah and Dubai. 

In Oman, this bread is eaten for breakfast with Nutella. 

What You Need

  • 4 Cups of wheat flour
  • 1 and half teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon of yeast
  • Small amount of Olive oil
  • Warm water

Follow These Steps

  1. Mix and liquefy the yeast in a glass of warm water. 
  2. Add  two cups of water, egg, and olive oil along with salt and flour. Keep the bowl closed for 30 min.
  3. Ensure the aluminium tawa is under normal temperature. 
  4. When the tawa gets hot. Put your hand in water and then take a handful of dough, place it on the tawa and then push it around the surface, making a thin round layer. 
  5. Top the bread with a cheese and egg, add chips or leave it plain).
  6. Once the bread is cooked, turn the bread to the opposite side to cook it on the other side of the bread). 
  7. Ragag is “Ready to Eat

How to get there

  • 27 C St – JumeirahJumeirah 1 – Dubai
  • Take exit 30 for Financial Center St/D71 W
  • Continue onto Financial Center Rd/D71
  • Merge onto Al Safa St/D71
  • Turn right onto Al Wasl Rd/D92 (signs for Jumeira 1/Al Shindagha Tnl)
  • Take 30 C St to 27 C St
  • Slight left onto 33rd St
  • Turn right onto 30 C St
  • Turn left onto 27 C St

Destination will be on the right.

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